ACS officials attend safety conference in Orange Beach

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Officials from Andalusia City Schools attended The Alabama Association of School Resource Officers’ 25th annual “Safe Schools” conference at the Orange Beach Event Center from June 3-7.

ACS attendees were Superintendent Dr. Daniel Shakespeare, Safety Coordinator Matt McQuay, and the system’s school resource officers. The conference provided those who attended with valuable insights, best practices, and strategies for improving school safety protocols and emergency preparedness.

TAASRO covered a wide range of topics including threat assessment, crisis response planning, students and staff training, and utilization of technology to enhance safety measures. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and engage in discussions with colleagues from other school districts.

The 2024-2025 school year will begin with a system-wide institute day on Wednesday, July 31. Teachers will report for in-service days beginning Thursday, August 1, before students return to school on Wednesday, August 7. To view the calendar in its entirety click here.

“Participation in this conference underscores our ongoing commitment to prioritizing the safety and well being of our students, staff, and visitors. By staying informed about the latest trends and developments in school safety, we can continue to strengthen our safety protocols and ensure that our schools remain secure learning environments for all,” Dr. Shakespeare said.

For more information visit or call the Andalusia City Schools central office at 334-222-3186.